stirs

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  1. stirs added a topic in The Tinderbox   

    From the front or from behind
    Autopsy will probably tell the tale on this one
     
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/08/02/south-carolina-police-chief-isists-officer-shot-teen-in-self-defense/?intcmp=hpbt1
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  2. stirs added a post in a topic The Republican candidate is apparently going to be chosen this weekend   

     
    Pub candidate to be chosen this weekend
    Dem candidate chosen 7 years ago
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  3. stirs added a post in a topic I'm legitimately getting sad Obama's term is nearing the end   

    college education tuition has gone up for the last 40 years and sometimes 4 times the rate of inflation.
     
    now, how do you think any president should address the affordability issue?
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  4. stirs added a post in a topic Racism is Dead Part 89108392083: Black woman found dead in police custody   

    I agree
     
    All I was saying was the, "cop is responsible for her murder" and "it is her fault" scenarios just fill up pages
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  5. stirs added a post in a topic Another Officer killed at a traffic stop   

    The cops are indeed the ones with authority here.  With authority comes responsibility.  I think they should be responsible to have meetings with community leaders and make sure everyone knows what behavior is okay, what behavior is not.  The cops could make inroads quite easily in my opinion.  The same cops that are the supposed enemies of the community are still the ones that are called when they need protection.
    This is where the leadership thing comes into play.  If I were governor, I would push for most communities to have meetings, not to gripe at each other, but to explain their procedures and why they do things the way they do and to listen to the community leaders about their concerns, etc.  I think this would be a great step in building back some confidence.
    The road we are on now ends in a place I don't think we want to go.
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  6. stirs added a post in a topic Racism is Dead Part 89108392083: Black woman found dead in police custody   

    Sure it is, most posts to most threads are on the edges of the argument.  That is what keeps em going
    You think the gung ho cop knew she was depressed when he arrested her?  Would any cop, good or bad, know that?  I asked early on, and nobody even replied, I suppose it was not inflammatory enough, if there were protocols in place for monitoring a jailed person once they knew that they had attempted suicide before. 
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  7. stirs added a post in a topic Shaq Thompson Making Plays   

    His speed should lead to many NFC South fannies getting tagged.  Can't wait
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  8. stirs added a post in a topic Racism is Dead Part 89108392083: Black woman found dead in police custody   

    Yes, you can question the arrest.  Looks like the guy was way too gung ho. Not many people would say that it should not be looked into.
    But, you can't blame the lady hanging herself on the over zealous cop.  You could just as easily say, hey, if she hadn't made that trip or if her friends had only bailed her out a couple days before.  All the "what iffing" does not solve the issue, but does get us toward a 17th page
     
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  9. stirs added a post in a topic Another Officer killed at a traffic stop   

    Well, some nice axe grinding here that we have heard in every thread from cops getting killed to people getting killed.
     
    Not much as far as solutions/ideas.  Teeray sorta tried
    Kudos to the group
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  10. stirs added a post in a topic Another Officer killed at a traffic stop   

    I was being serious.  I would not however have anyone in DC address this.  Obama, Hillary, Cruz, Huckabee, etc would just politicize this for votes.
     
    No, the real leadership would be in county Sheriffs Depts and City Cheifs meeting with church and civic leaders.  Law enforcement and citizens having sessions where they go over what they expect from each other.  Governors would be as high as I would go and then it is just to direct each county seat to set up meetings.
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  11. stirs added a post in a topic PP facing real problems now   

    Thread gone into the ditch
    Oh well, on the next subject
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  12. stirs added a post in a topic Another Officer killed at a traffic stop   

    True, a dangerous job, but I fear the edginess and lack of trust are gonna further exacerbate the issues.
    This would be a good time for leadership in the country to bring the two together, or at least that is what I think
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  13. stirs added a post in a topic Another Officer killed at a traffic stop   

    You seem to remember things like you want them, whether they happened or not.  You are the same adolescent that said the same thing about all the racist things I said in the Trayvon threads and it turned out that you were full of crap, as usual.  As far as calling them pigs, check with Mr Cantrell.  "people remember"
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  14. stirs added a topic in The Tinderbox   

    Another Officer killed at a traffic stop
    http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/29688637/memphis-police-officer-shot-and-killed-during-a-traffic-stop
    Lots of you won't care that this happened because it will serve no political point for you, and, some will be happy that another pig got what was coming to him and others will want to just pull cops away from areas and let people fend for themselves.
    But, this happening, in my opinion, will only serve to make traffic stops even more contentious.  Every time a cop is killed like this, every captain warns his guys to take no chances and to be vigilant.  How that plays out is not always perfect.  But losing their 3rd cop in 4 years on this particular force is going to have an effect
    This obviously does not give cops license to do something illegal, but they are not operating in a vacuum.  When they come up on a stop and are nervous, for whatever reason, and, the people in the cars decide they are gonna be social, disrespect experiments, then..., well it is just not gonna work well.  These are the recipes for trouble.  An untrusting public and a suspicious police force.  Most police forces have decent people and most of the public are not suspects in anything.  But, the pulling apart by the public and police is gonna get worse if the attitudes of both cannot change. 
    How do you achieve a coming toward each other?
    I know this normally just gets both sides to axe grinding, but solutions and ideas might be a better use of time
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  15. stirs added a post in a topic PP facing real problems now   

    Was thinking that Rubella vaccine was given our 2 or 3 years before Roe V Wade
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